In the year 2000, only 3,000 pairs were reportedly produced in a special “Olympic” edition Air Jordan 6 and released exclusively online at Nike Store and at NikeTown locations. After a relatively brisk sell-through, prices eventually skyrocketed on the model which typically runs for around $500-1000 on secondary markets. If you can manage to secure a retro pair in 2012, you’ll only have to fork over $160.
While the shoe isn’t an exact replica — the most jarring change is the half-inverted color blocking on the midsole done in a dark, dark navy which could be mistaken for black from a distance — the rest of the paint-by-numbers Carmine-style layout is in the ballpark. Releases July 7 officially, or get a pair now in advance at Marqueesole if you want to pay more for the privilege.
Air Jordan 6 Retro “Olympic”
White/Midnight Navy-Varsity Red